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Both Strength and Endurance are Essential Parts of Ballet

03/08/2020
When watching professional dancers perform Giselle or The Nutcracker, it’s easy to be mesmerised by the graceful, lithe movements of the dancers; however, ballet is about much more than grace and...

Ballet is also Great for Couples Just like any Type of Partnered Dancing

01/05/2020
Ballet is often viewed as a very individualistic form of dance; however this is far from true, there's plenty of scope for interaction and engagement with your fellow dancers. Ballet also offers an ex...

Ballet is Not Easy, but Practice Makes Perfect!

30/03/2020
Professional dancers make ballet look graceful, elegant and effortless; but this of course couldn’t be farther from the truth! Becoming proficient in ballet dancing requires effort, discipline,...

The challenges of a ballet dancer you probably didn’t know about

30/09/2019
Ballet dancing is an art form requiring immense discipline and commitment, and while many dancers find enormous satisfaction in dance, the life of a ballet dancer is not without its challenges. Let’s...

Here are the top five reasons why your ballet pointe shoes must be custom made for your feet

06/08/2019
Blackened toe nails, ulcers, bunions, corns and inflammation are common problems dancers face once they graduate to pointe shoes. Unfortunately some dancers (or parents of dancers!) do not realise...

How ballet dancers are able to stand using the tips of their toes for so long

15/04/2019
Pointe shoes have evolved immensely in recent years. Originally, ballet dancers wore soft footwear, torturing their feet to achieve the perfect position, stance or move.   While ballet is...

Top 4 reasons ballet is good for your mind and body

18/02/2019
Ballet is having a resurgence, and it is no longer perceived as being only "for little girls" or highly trained professionals. Beyond the dance category itself, ballet-influenced workouts, like Barre...

Our favourite ballet-inspired movies

31/01/2019
Through ballet, almost anything is achievable with a bit of creative flair and commitment.   Numerous movies have graced the silver screen featuring ballet dancing, often telling the story of...

Bet you didn't know - History of Ballet

17/12/2018
Loved the world over for centuries, ballet has a long and proud history beginning in Renaissance Italy. The word ‘ballet’ comes from the Italian ballare meaning ‘to dance’ and...

5 conditioning exercises for ballet dancers

15/11/2018
Whether you’re just beginning on your ballet journey or you’re a serious professional, it makes sense to do conditioning exercises and/or cross-training to build your core strength and...